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  • Operation War Fighter internships assist transitioning Soldiers with civilian careers

    Nov 15, 2012

    Across the Army, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers assigned to Warrior Transition Units prepare for transition -- some back to their units but many to the civilian world. Approximately 50 percent of Soldiers assigned to WTUs will ultimately undergo this transition, and most are eager to gain skills in preparation of joining the civilian ranks.

  • 12 selected for Operation Rising Star finals week

    Nov 14, 2012

    Twelve performers have been selected for 2012 Operation Rising Star Finals Week, with shows scheduled for Dec. 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15, at historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, home of Army Entertainment.

  • The Story of "Old Abe," famous Wisconsin War Eagle on 101st Airborne Division patch

    Nov 14, 2012

    The Screaming Eagle insignia of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is perhaps the most recognized and famous shoulder sleeve insignia in the United States Army. However the history and symbolism of the patch is often forgotten. The eagle on your shoulder is not just any American Bald Eagle, but instead, it commemorates the most famous animal mascot that ever served in the United States Army.

  • 'Soldiers Experience' gallery opens at Carlisle Barracks

    Nov 14, 2012

    The Soldiers Experience exhibit -- a 7,000-square foot gallery -- opened Nov. 9, 2012, at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa..

  • Fort Lee archaeologist among 'Lincoln' extras

    Nov 14, 2012

    Bryce Stanley at the Regional Archaeological Curation Facility digs history -- literally. So, it's not surprising he was willing to take a few days off from his job last December to be an extra in Steven Spielberg's film, "Lincoln." The movie is slated to open Nov. 16, 2012, in this area

  • President recognizes veterans' service, sacrifice

    Nov 13, 2012

    President Barack Obama laid a flowered wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Nov. 11, 2012, and after thanking all veterans, he said more than a million warriors will transition back into civilian life over the next few years.

  • Veterans awarded overdue Bronze Star medals

    Nov 10, 2012

    As the nation approaches Veterans Day, two former service members -- one from World War II, the other from the Vietnam War -- were awarded their long-awaited Bronze Star medals in a ceremony at the Defense Information School here, Nov. 9, 2012.

  • 'Reading of the Names' marks 30th anniversary of The Wall

    Nov 10, 2012

    Slowly, steadily, the names of the 58,282 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen inscribed in the polished black granite's mirror-like walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came alive again spoken perfectly by the elderly, middle-aged and young who read them.

  • Old Guard Soldiers welcome Honor Flight Ohio

    Nov 9, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) gathered in Washington, D.C., to welcome World War II and Korean War veterans to the World War II Memorial, Oct. 20, 2012.

  • Jewish Army veteran recounts experiences near Grafenwoehr during World War II

    Nov 9, 2012

    It's been nearly 70 years since the end of World War II, but for 87-year-old U.S. Army veteran Gilbert Unger, some memories refuse to fade.

  • History of Veterans Day

    Nov 9, 2012

    World War I happened nearly a century ago in Europe. Frank Buckles, the last living American World War I Veteran, died last year at the age of 110. It was the sacrifice of he and of his fellow service members that inspired the holiday we are about to observe: Veterans Day.

  • Military Working Dog detachment activates

    Nov 7, 2012

    The 95th Military Police Detachment, 504th MP Battalion, was activated Nov. 2, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • 31 service members deployed to Afghanistan earn U.S. citizenship

    Nov 7, 2012

    Thirty one servicemembers from 19 different countries became naturalized U.S. citizens in a ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2012.

  • World War II Veteran shares memories, history of lineage with current generation

    Nov 7, 2012

    "It was 1942 the last time I was there," Leon Tarter remembered about Camp Atterbury, Ind. "They asked if anyone wanted to be a truck driver. Well, I was only eighteen years old, and I said yes, I wanted to be a truck driver. So they asked me if I could drive a big truck, and I said, 'yes I can.' The next day they had me pushing a wheel barrow while we were picking up trash."

  • Final match of year golden for U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers

    Nov 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooters and 2012 Olympians Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker and Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond finished 2012 on top of the podium at the World Cup Finals with two gold medal-winning matches to close out the year.

  • Native American Medal of Honor recipient Red Cloud killed in action 62 years ago

    Nov 6, 2012

    The Army in Warrior Country is planning to further honor the memory of Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr., whose stand-to-the-death against an enemy night attack during the Korean War earned him a posthumous Medal of Honor, and for whom Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, was named.

  • Voting commentary: Soldiers making their voices heard

    Nov 6, 2012

    Today Soldiers are participating in one of America's most fundamental freedoms, the right to vote. Many in harm's way and others stationed around the globe have already voted absentee and many others back home took advantage of early voting.

  • Army scientists earn patent for advanced neural chip

    Nov 5, 2012

    Two Army scientists and a university professor earned a patent for the forerunner of a powerful quantum neural dynamics computer chip. The device uses nonstandard mathematics to accomplish analog problem solving at high speed.

  • Two trainees share MOS, platoon, DNA

    Nov 5, 2012

    Pfc. Austin and Pfc. Zachary Conn have done everything together since the day they were born: Feb. 20, 1993. Nineteen years and four months later they enlisted together in the Army National Guard, and most recently, the pair completed nine weeks of basic training on Sand Hill at Fort Benning, Ga. -- always side by side.

  • Maiyo wins Marine Corps Marathon, leads All-Army to victory

    Nov 1, 2012

    Spc. Augustus Maiyo, 29, a runner in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., won the 37th running of the marathon with a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes and 20 seconds in his first attempt at the 26.2-mile distance.

  • World War II veteran identified, returned home

    Nov 1, 2012

    In 1947, the parents of U.S. Army Air Corps Tech. Sgt. William S. Cassell received word that their son was one of eight U.S. Army Air Corps airmen presumed dead after the aircraft in which they were flying went missing.

  • Natick engineer looks at football technology to improve helmets

    Nov 1, 2012

    A Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center engineer is looking at football helmet technology that could one day also help protect Soldiers.

  • USAMU Olympians hailed in nation's Capitol

    Oct 31, 2012

    Soldier Olympians from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit made the rounds in Washington D.C., Oct. 19-24, 2012, talking about their summer and helping inspire Soldiers and civilians alike.

  • Coley puts exclamation on breakthrough year

    Oct 31, 2012

    Spc. Shane Coley, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, won the 2012 United States Practical Shooting Association open division national championship, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Desert Sportsman's Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas. Coley won his first national championship and, at the age of 21, became the youngest champion in the sport's history.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit holds action-packed camp for junior shooters

    Oct 31, 2012

    Junior shooters from across the country descended on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 26-28, 2012, for the Fifth-Annual U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Action Shooting Junior Clinic at Krilling Range.

  • West region medics earn Army's Best Medic title

    Oct 30, 2012

    More than 60 Army medics faced a range of obstacles during the Army's Best Medic Competition, Oct. 26-28, 2012.

  • Wizards salute military vets during NBA Cares Week

    Oct 29, 2012

    A group of professional athletes served a group of service men and women, wounded warriors, veterans and mothers of fallen heroes at "Salute to the Stars," a luncheon that honored America's bravest Oct. 22, 2012, at an upscale steakhouse in the nation's Capitol.

  • Natick employees participate in 'greening' event

    Oct 25, 2012

    About 40 Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering employees experienced what it is like to be a Soldier when they participated in a "greening" event, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • Boston program helps veterans finally reach home

    Oct 25, 2012

    The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital teamed up in 2009 to form the "Home Base Program" to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Landstuhl medics aid local woman after car crash

    Oct 24, 2012

    Sounds of a crashing car startled three Soldiers one recent evening as they ran up the steep Kirchberg hillside just west of town.

  • Eighth Army hosts ceremony at Korean War Memorial

    Oct 24, 2012

    Senior Eighth Army leaders, South Korean military officials and Korean War veterans participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • 'Fearless Felix' historic space jump has Natick ties

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Equivital Life Monitor that "Fearless" Felix Baumgartner strapped on before his 128,100-foot, record-breaking jump was supported and developed with the assistance of researchers at the U.S. Army research Institute of Environmental Medicine's Biophysical and Biomedical Modeling Division, in Natick, Mass.

  • Women veterans celebrate 15th anniversary of WIMSA

    Oct 22, 2012

    Hundreds of active-duty women and veterans turned out Oct. 20, 2012, at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to celebrate the legacy of more than 2.5 million sisters who have served in the nation's military.

  • Vietnam veteran continues service in Afghanistan

    Oct 21, 2012

    Ask Chief Warrant Officer 4 Walter Jones why he continues to serve 43 years after he first joined the Army and he will tell you, "It's all about flying and Soldiers."

  • Medevac central: A glimpse at one of the busiest medevac locations in Afghanistan

    Oct 21, 2012

    Pasab averages 30 percent of all Category Alpha medevac missions in Regional Command-South, Afghanistan. The medevac crews at Pasab also see the worst injuries as they only respond to urgent medical calls, known as CAT-A missions. These are calls with injuries, such as a multiple amputee patients, that require a response from mission start to medical facility delivery of less than one hour - known as the golden hour.

  • U.S. Soldiers win International Cup in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 21, 2012

    Tesfaye Sendeku-Alemayehu successfully defended his men's title, Kerri Gallagher won the women's chase, and the U.S. Army Team won another International Cup in the 28th running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Pentagon.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers, color guard featured in Game 3 of NLCS

    Oct 19, 2012

    Thirty Soldiers and a Joint Services Color Guard from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., participated in pre-game ceremonies for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, Oct. 17, 2012, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

  • N.Y. bridge dedicated to fallen hero

    Oct 17, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Derek Farley began greeting visitors as they entered and left the small town of Nassau, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2012, after the Route 20 Bridge was named after him.

  • Guardsman teaches teachers in Afghanistan

    Oct 17, 2012

    From a New York classroom to a meeting room in the middle of Afghanistan, Sgt. Andrew Brechko never stops teaching.

  • Local World War II paratrooper gets special birthday

    Oct 17, 2012

    Military leaders "dropped in" Oct. 15, 2012, to celebrate local World War II paratrooper and author Darrell G. Harris' 91st birthday.

  • Natick researcher, Reserve Soldier is true marathon woman

    Oct 16, 2012

    According to the old saying, life is a marathon, not a sprint. For Maria Urso, Ph.D, that's literally and figuratively true.

  • Alex Trebek comes to Europe to invite service members to play Jeopardy

    Oct 16, 2012

    It was a long day Oct. 12, 2012, for Alex Trebek and the Jeopardy crew, but by late afternoon they had a group of Wiesbaden service members and family members qualified to be considered for a special July 4, 2013, tribute to the military edition of the popular game show.

  • Vice Chairman visits wounded warriors in San Antonio

    Oct 16, 2012

    The nation's second highest ranking military officer honored two wounded warriors during a Purple Heart ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center here today.

  • Ia Drang retired CSM dies at 92

    Oct 12, 2012

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley, former command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment "Garry Owen," 1st Cavalry Division, died Oct. 10, 2012. Plumley was portrayed by Sam Elliot in the film "We Were Soldiers."

  • Army honors widow who helps families turn grief into hope

    Oct 12, 2012

    After losing her husband in 1992, Bonnie Carroll channeled her grief into a support organization that provides hope and comfort to the surviving families of service members.

  • Natick scientists use mathematics to battle Listeria

    Oct 11, 2012

    Christopher Doona, a civilian senior research chemist with NSRDEC's Materials and Defense Sciences Division, has done plenty of research on Listeria and understands just how dangerous this pathogen can be.

  • Myer-Henderson Hall hosts International Children's Burn Camp

    Oct 11, 2012

    Several tour buses filled with excited teenagers, camp counselors and staff representing the 17th International Association of Firefighters International Children's Burn Camp, rolled onto Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 26, 2012.

  • Gabe named 2012 Hero Dog

    Oct 11, 2012

    Gabe, a retired military dog who completed morethan 200 combat missions in Iraq, was named American Hero Dog of 2012 last weekend at the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards in Los Angeles.

  • Women excel in new jobs

    Oct 10, 2012

    First Lt. Carolyn Majchszak and 2nd Lt. Stacey Sadowski are playing a significant role in Army history, although neither one of them sees it that way. For these women, and 37 others of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, they are just Soldiers doing their job.

  • Fort Bliss Soldier healing to transition

    Oct 10, 2012

    Spc. Hope Clark calls herself a broken Soldier. The Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas, just calls her a Soldier -- with goals, candor and an understanding of what transition opportunities for wounded warriors is really about.

  • Army to honor doctor for fighting deadly viruses

    Oct 10, 2012

    A retired Army doctor who helped develop vaccines to protect troops from meningitis, AIDS, hepatitis, diarrhea, and many other infectious diseases, will be among civilians saluted Oct. 11, 2012.

  • Natick engineer back from Afghanistan after 18 months

    Oct 9, 2012

    Steve Belmore, a mechanical engineer with the Systems Equipment and Engineering Team, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, spent 18 months with the Corps' Afghanistan Engineer District-South.

  • Army Air Corps pilots hold final reunion at Lewis-McChord

    Oct 8, 2012

    Former members of the U.S. Army Air Corps' 12th Bombardment Group who have gathered for 46 years in a row to reminisce, met for a final time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Army chemist provides expertise on unknown samples

    Oct 5, 2012

    Jennifer Exelby, a chemist, leads 10 chemical-agent handlers for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.

  • AMC commander explains how diversity is readiness challenge

    Oct 5, 2012

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, spoke at the 13th annual Diversity Leadership Conference to a luncheon audience of more than 100 attendees inside Eisenhower Hall at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Racers covered in mud faced grueling obstacles to claim victory

    Oct 5, 2012

    Soldiers, spouses, civilian employees and soldiers from the German Armed Forces gave it their all during the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg's first garrison-level Spartan's Race, Sept. 28, 2012, on Warner Barracks, Germany.

  • American troops participate in Gangnam Marathon

    Oct 3, 2012

    American military personnel and their families participated in the 2012 Gangnam Marathon in Seoul, Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Rangers remember tragic training accident

    Oct 3, 2012

    On the bank of a slough winding off the Yellow River, Army Ranger instructors took a moment Oct. 3, 2012, to remember one of the worst training accidents in the group's history.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot welcomes its first female test pilot

    Oct 3, 2012

    For the first time in its 51 year history, Corpus Christi Army Depot welcomed a female maintenance test pilot.

  • Soldier selected for White House Fellowship

    Oct 3, 2012

    Maj. Archie L. Bates III is one of 15 professionals nation-wide who have been appointed to the 2012-2013 class of White House Fellows.

  • Watervliet Arsenal joins shipping wars, saves taxpayer dollars

    Oct 2, 2012

    Watervliet Arsenal, a small Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center in upstate New York is looking hard at its shipping process to squeeze more value out of its operations.

  • Newly remodeled Survivor Outreach Services facility opens

    Oct 2, 2012

    Post leaders at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, cut the ribbon for the newly remodeled Survivor Outreach Services office, Sept. 29, 2012, to officially open the facility and to honor Gold Star Mothers and families.

  • Mexican Army doctors visiting Camp Bullis save man in San Antonio

    Oct 1, 2012

    Five visiting Mexican army doctors became local heroes Sept. 19, 2012, after helping save a local San Antonian during dinner at a landmark San Antonio restaurant.

  • Battling suicidal thoughts: A Soldier's story

    Sep 28, 2012

    For Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Ferguson, the Army has been his life since he was 19 years old. After having his left leg amputated from injuries he suffered in Iraq, struggling through multiple surgeries and rehabilitation, he eventually found himself facing depression and considering suicide.

  • Corps of Engineers project pulls out World War II fuel storage tanks

    Sep 28, 2012

    Under the Formerly Used Defense Site program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore District is removing five of six welded steel underground storage tanks in Monaca, Pa., that could store 1.74 million gallons of fuel each.

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl selects first 2013 players

    Sep 27, 2012

    The first two 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl players accepted their jerseys Sept. 25, 2012, from U.S. Army Recruiting Command's commanding general and deputy commanding general.

  • All-Army women dedicate Armed Forces crown to fallen Soldier

    Sep 27, 2012

    The All-Army women's softball team dedicated its 2012 Armed Forces Softball Championship to third baseman Cpl. Ashley Walker and her late husband, Sgt. Brian Walker, who was killed May 13, 2012, in Afghanistan.

  • USASOC Soldier breaks U.S. 24-hour running record, wins world championship

    Sep 26, 2012

    Less than two months after winning the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, Calif., Master Sgt. Mike Morton traveled to Europe where he not only won the 24-hour world championship, but also shattered the United States record.

  • NCO stops short of completing 100-mile Nijmegen march to aid fellow Soldier

    Sep 25, 2012

    Sgt. Matthew Felker chose to aid a fellow Soldier in need rather than earn bragging rights for finishing the Nijmegen March, a grueling four-day event held each summer in The Netherlands.

  • All-Army men win 2012 Armed Forces Softball Championship

    Sep 25, 2012

    A new pitcher and a rookie slugger helped the All-Army men end Air Force's mini-dynasty at the 2012 Armed Forces Softball Championships played Sept. 16-20, 2012, at the Cannoneer Complex on Fort Sill, Okla.

  • MP community remembers their fallen at Arlington

    Sep 25, 2012

    On the eve of the birth of the Military Police Corps 70 years ago, the Army's provost marshal opened a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to remember the 20 MPs who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan this year.

  • Running to remember: 2,500 Fort Lee community leaders honor fallen

    Sep 24, 2012

    Vivienne Wicks has never met 1st Lt. Ryan P. Jones, but she knows much about him.

  • Protection from biological agents is Army scientist's mission

    Sep 24, 2012

    Biological agents remain a persistent threat to America and its Soldiers. U.S. Army scientists are researching new technologies to counter bioweapons in order to keep the nation safe.

  • Working dog reunites with handler during bedside hospital visit

    Sep 24, 2012

    JaJo the military working dog was reunited with his handler during a bedside hospital visit in Germany after they were both injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

  • Old Guard Soldiers stand together against suicide

    Sep 24, 2012

    Spc. Andre Whyne, infantryman, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), credits his battle buddies and his unit for saving his life.

  • Company commander saves career, marriage by asking for help

    Sep 21, 2012

    Former Fresno Recruiting Company Commander Capt. Jeff T. Jones was drinking to suppress issues resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder and feelings of being overloaded, and of not being competent.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at Fort Bliss

    Sep 21, 2012

    The Space Shuttle Endeavour, the fifth and final space-worthy NASA shuttle to be built, stopped to refuel at the Departure/Arrival Airfield Control Group at Biggs Army Airfield, Texas, Sept. 20, 2012.

  • JPAC strives to bring home POW/MIA

    Sep 21, 2012

    Somewhere deep underwater and on the battlefields of World War II are more than 73,000 Americans missing in action. Thousands more are unaccounted for in Korea, the jungles of Vietnam, and other conflicts.

  • West Point Parachute Team trains with 82nd Airborne paratroopers

    Sep 20, 2012

    The West Point Parachute Team practiced Sept. 14, 2012, with noncommissioned officers from the 82nd Airborne All-American Freefall Team, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., in preparation for pre-game festivities at the home opener for Army Football.

  • American fashion trends set by Natick?

    Sep 20, 2012

    When it comes to fashion, America looks to, well, the Natick Soldier Systems Center, as it turns out.

  • Music Fest, Slam Fest events bring tunes, tap-outs to Camp Zama

    Sep 19, 2012

    While an outdoor crowd at Yano Field at Camp Zama, Japan, cheered the raw sounds of a blues-rock band Sept. 16, 2012, spectators in a gymnasium directly behind them watched wrestlers execute brutal body slams and piledrivers.

  • Army Reserve troops salute visiting shuttle

    Sep 19, 2012

    Army Reserve personnel were among thousands on hand at Houston, Sept. 19, 2012, to salute the final voyage of a retired spacecraft.

  • 10th CAB aviators receive awards for valor

    Sep 17, 2012

    Ten 10th Combat Aviation Brigade aviators received medals for valor, for their actions in Afghanistan, during a ceremony, Sept. 7, 2012, at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield on Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Army Field Band welcomes students back to school with instrument demonstrations

    Sep 17, 2012

    Soldiers from The United States Army Field Band provided instrumental demonstrations for students in 25 schools throughout Maryland, Aug. 29 through Sept. 13, 2012.

  • Active Army's only petroleum and water group brings end to storied past

    Sep 17, 2012

    For those who've lived and worked at Fort Lee,Va., over the past decade or so, the images were commonplace and unmistakable.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders discuss vision for STEM education outreach

    Sep 17, 2012

    Because of Aberdeen Proving Ground's new role as the Army's hub for science and technology, officials say the installation has the opportunity to become a national leader in science, technology, engineering and math education outreach.

  • Schofield's WTB beats Marine WWB in inaugural water polo tournament

    Sep 17, 2012

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion sponsored a joint service adaptive water polo tournament, Sept. 7, 2012, at Richardson Pool, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Japan's Ten-Miler team primed to win

    Sep 17, 2012

    The Soldiers who will represent U.S. Army Japan in the Army Ten-Miler race have all the dedication, morale and physical and mental preparation necessary to stand atop the winner's podium this year, the team's coach said.

  • Army exchange program enhances engineer's career

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army's Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program selects top-performing, mid-career level engineers and scientists from across the Army for assignment to an allied military establishment. Assignments complement a participant's background and offer tangible benefits to both the Army and the overseas host.

  • West Point Branch Week offers education, mentorship for cadets

    Sep 13, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy's Department of Military Instruction hosted its first Branch Week, Sept. 10-15, 2012, bringing in several hundred tons of military equipment, vehicles and weapons for the academy's spin on a college career fair.

  • Military couple avert Soldier's suicide attempt

    Sep 13, 2012

    One evening in late July, military police called Sgt. 1st Class Danny Licciardi saying that a Soldier whom he knew needed help.

  • Stryker Soldier awarded Bronze Star for valor

    Sep 13, 2012

    Sgt. Stephen Stoops, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, July 23, 2012, for his selfless actions on a small base in southern Afghanistan which saved the lives of two Soldiers in January 2012.

  • Muslim medic spends her career mending fellow Soldiers, preconceptions

    Sep 13, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Muna Nur leaves a lasting impression on those who meet her. Born in Somalia, her feisty attitude is a testament to her six-year military career that includes two tough deployments to Iraq and a third, current one to Afghanistan, where she is the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Troop Medical Clinic, 10th Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Muleskinner.

  • Wounded warrior presents former president with Infantry Silver Dollar

    Sep 13, 2012

    An injured officer who battled to stay on active duty presented the U.S. Mint's commemorative Infantry coin to former President Bush following his speech at a leadership forum in Columbus, Ga.

  • 'Black Knight' captain helps Vietnam widow claim missing award

    Sep 12, 2012

    For 44 years, Shelby Harding has held onto a case with her late-husband's Army and foreign medals, but not all the spaces are filed. There a blank space where a missing award should be.

  • 101st Airborne Division receives first female chaplain in combat arms unit

    Sep 10, 2012

    Capt. Delana I. Small, chaplain with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and a native of Springfield, Miss., arrived June 28, 2012, and was assigned as the 101st Airborne Division's first female chaplain in a combat arms unit as part of the Department of Defense initiative, Women in the Service Review.

  • 'Capital Guardians' respond to needs of nation

    Sep 10, 2012

    On Sept. 11, 2001, hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the western side of the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m., killing 184 people and eventually causing a partial collapse of the building. Mere minutes after the impact, the National Guard mobilized.

  • September 11, 2012--11 years later: Honoring the fallen - moving forward

    Sep 10, 2012

    For Americans, the date "September 11, 2001" evokes very distinct memories of that specific time in our lives when the world, as we knew it, changed forever. Our memories mark this day far more poignantly than any words ever will.

  • Soldiers, NHRA race team swap roles

    Sep 10, 2012

    As the saying goes, to really understand someone, walk a mile their shoes. That was the idea underlying a crew swap between Soldiers at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., and the Cruz Pedregon Racing team, of the National Hotrod Racing Association.

  • N.C. Guard Soldier runs 100 miles in honor of fallen comrades

    Sep 6, 2012

    A lone runner pushed herself through desert heat and dust to finish her 24-hour quest: 100 miles in remembrance of fellow Soldiers who have died in the war on terror.

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